Definition of PROTECTIVE

Adjective : PROTECTIVE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) intended or adapted to afford protection of some kind; "a protective covering"; "the use of protective masks and equipment"; "protective coatings"; "kept the drunken sailor in protective custody"; "animals with protective coloring"; "protective tariffs" ;

  • 3. (

    ) (usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful; "protective of his reputation" ;

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